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Message from the Director: Expansion of OVC TTAC

For decades, OVC has spearheaded training and technical assistance (TTA) through the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC), and a diverse variety of specialized TTA partner organizations. With your help, OVC provides system and community-based victim-serving organizations and allied professionals with TTA that is trauma-informed, culturally appropriate and centered on the victim.

To elevate excellence in TTA provision, I am proud to announce an expansion of OVC TTAC, which now encompasses two unique projects:

  1. The OVC Victim Services TTA (VSTTA) project will deliver customized TTA to the victim services field and allied professionals on request and at no cost. TTA can be site-specific, short-term, or comprehensive. It will offer innovative solutions to help organizations in their efforts to be victim-centered and trauma-informed. VSTTA will continue popular offerings such as OVC’s flagship National Victim Assistance Academy and Expert Q&A. VSTTA will continue to serve as OVC’s mass violence response TTA hub.
  2. The OVC Technical Assistance Collective (TAC) will be a hub for OVC TTA provider engagement and collaboration, as well the lead for innovative, multi-modal TTA delivery and resources online. TAC will manage the OVCTTAC.gov website, host online trainings for TTA providers, offer technical support for OVC-sponsored TTA delivery, and establish an OVC TTA Provider Community site where OVC TTA providers can share information, interact, and network with one another to ensure the impact of your collective TTA efforts endures and grows.

Both projects will operate seamlessly under the well-recognized OVC TTAC brand. I am excited about how this nuanced approach to TTA will expand OVC’s ability to serve as a strong partner for victim service organizations and provide a sustainable resource for managing and supporting all of OVC’s TTA efforts.

Please join us on October 18 at 1:00 p.m. ET for a brief webinar to discuss what VSTTA and TAC can do to support you and answer any of your questions. You can register via the link below and include any questions you have now.

Register here.

Kristina Rose
Office for Victims of Crime

Date Published: September 25, 2023